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29th Annual White Ribbon Campaign


Welcome! Thank you for your interest in learning more about the White Ribbon Campaign, and how you can become part of our efforts to create a safer and more equitable world. 

The Vera House Foundation celebrates it's 29th year of the White Ribbon Campaign that is designed to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence, work to end gender-based violence against women and girls, and raise funds for our education and prevention programs and services. This year's campaign will run from March 20th to March 31st.

Each year the White Ribbon Campaign involves more than 40,000 individuals in the greater Syracuse community. The White Ribbon Campaign is led by passionate and engaged men who invite and encourage all members of the community to pin on a ribbon, and help end domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.                                                   

How you can help

This year, you can join forces with us in creating a safer and more equitable world for all through the following ways:

Become a White Ribbon Champion

One in three women around the world will experience violence in their lifetime.

As a business owner, you have the power to make a difference in the fight to end violence against women:

  • Partner with a collective of local CNY businesses who are generously donating a portion of their proceeds to Vera House and the White Ribbon Campaign. 
  • By donating a portion of your proceeds, you can help support critical programs and services that work to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. 


  • You can also request and schedule a FREE presentation for your business, faith community, club, group, etc., on a variety of topics ranging from gender-based violence to healthy relationships. Presentations can be tailored to the length and focus you prefer.

Your business has the power to be a catalyst for change. Join us in taking a stand against this global epidemic, and together, let's build a future where all women and girls can live free from violence and discrimination.

Please click here to e-mail for more information on how to partner.


Become a White Ribbon HERO

What if your company could help put an end to violence against women and girls worldwide?

  • Make a charitable contribution with a $2,500 donation to the initiative
  • Have your company logo featured and promoted on printed materials and social media
  • Receive 25 limited edition White Ribbon bracelets for you and your team 

By making a charitable donation to the White Ribbon Campaign, your business will help fund vital initiatives such as education and prevention campaigns, crisis support services, and policy advocacy efforts that aim to end violence against women and girls.

Don't wait to make a difference!

MAKE A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION to the campaign initiative here.

join our virtual walk challenge!

This year, and in honor of our 29th annual White Ribbon Campaign, this year's annual walk will be held and hosted virtually as a walk challenge on the Pacer app, one of the world's leading activity and health tracking apps.

The challenge will consist of who can complete 29 miles of walking the fastest starting Monday, March 20th, and before the challenge ends on Friday, March 31st.

All proceeds from entry sales will benefit Vera House for the White Ribbon Campaign!

What is the White Ribbon Campaign?

The White Ribbon Campaign is a month-long global movement that aims to end gender-based violence against women and girls. The campaign first originated in Canada in 1991 by a group of men who were inspired to take action following the École Polytechnique Massacre on December 6, 1989. On this day, a gunman walked into an engineering school classroom at École Polytechnique in Montreal, asked the men to leave, and murdered 14 women for his failure to be accepted to the school and for "ruining his life." 

As s symbol of their commitment to ending violence against women, the organizers of the campaign decided to wear a white ribbon and encouraged other men to do the same.

Since then, the White Ribbon Campaign has grown into a global movement that operates in over 60 countries around the world. The campaign works to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women and to engage men and boys in the fight to end it. It encourages men to take an active role in promoting gender equality, challenging gender-based violence, and advocating for women's rights.

The White Ribbon Campaign is now recognized as one of the world's largest and most influential campaigns to end violence against women. It has been supported by politicians, celebrities, and organizations around the world, and continues to work towards a future where women and girls can live free from violence and discrimination.